Report claims Everton target Harry Maguire hopes to leave Hull after Steve Bruce selects son ahead of him

Hull City KC South Stand

Championship leaders Middlesbrough are also interested in the 23-year-old.

Everton and Middlesbrough have been put on alert after the Daily Mail claimed that Harry Maguire is looking to leave Hull City after becoming frustrated with the lack of opportunities at the KC Stadium.

The defender - who is also catching Burnley's eye (via Mail) - has only made 17 appearances in the Championship for the Tigers this season and his discontent over the lack of game-time reportedly reached its peak this past weekend.

After playing the full game against Huddersfield, the 23-year-old was dropped ahead of the fixture against Wolves while Alex Bruce - the son of Hull boss Steve Bruce - kept his place in the team, which the Mail suggests has proved to be the final straw for the centre-back.

With Maguire's contract having just one year left to run after this season, the Tigers may decide that it is best to let him go in the summer if it is clear that he has no intention of signing a new deal.

The Mail reports that Boro had a bid for the defender knocked back during the January transfer window, so Aitor Karanka may be watching on with hope that another move in the coming months may result in a different outcome.

However, they may have to see off competition from the Toffees and the Clarets. But with the two Championship sides currently situated in the automatic promotion spots, it appears that Maguire could well be featuring in the Premier League next season if he agreed a deal with any of the three teams.

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